We’ll Explore! the site of an old quarry where the writer, Mór Jóka, bought a disused, wild, rocky area in 1853 from the income of his first book. After years of work and botanical study, the park was born. Of special interest was the rose garden, which survives today, and is the home to many rose species. The writer’s house was demolished due to poor upkeep, but the gardens can still be visited. The Jókai Garden has been a nature conservation area since 1975 and is free to enter. It’s also a wonderful place for observing birds in District XII on Svábhegy. It is accessible by bus 21, 21A, and the Cogwheel Railway.
We’ll then have a coffee close by at Szamos Szépkilátás Cukrászda.